Stéphanie Saadé studied at ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts), Paris (2005-10) and the China Academy of Arts (2010-12). Stéphanie Saadé’s work is centred around objects that are chosen, fabricated or displayed by – as what the artist describes as “someone else than herself”- aiming to give their rough or mundane appearance a poetical dimension. Saadé genuinely avoids creating new shapes. Rather she prefers to use pre-existing objects, which she adjusts with subtle changes. In a way her use of industrial materials could be understood as a desire of utilising basic elements into sculptural ones, marking their presence with a subjective importance.

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Stéphanie Saadé
Lebanon, 1983
Lebanon

Current Exhibitions

18 Mar — 11 May
Stéphanie Saadé’s work takes as a departure point the moment when one becomes estranged from his surroundings. The artist explores the shape, or the shapes, of distance, and makes them visible, as well as the changes in shape of the individual...

Past Exhibitions

Ghosting of Beings and Worlds

Grey Noise
22/05/2017 — 31/07/2017

Voice of the Border

Selma Feriani Gallery 28/07/2016 — 04/09/2016

Stéphanie Saadé: the Shape of Distance

Grey Noise
14/03/2016 — 07/05/2016

Solo Shows

2019
L’espace De 70 Jours, Solo Exhibition, La Scep, Marseille, Fr
The Encouter Of The First And Last Particles Of Dust, Solo Exhibition, Grey Noise Dubai, Uae

2018
Traversée Des États, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-Les-Eaux, Fr
Destinée Cherche Propriétaire, Maison Salvan, Labège, Fr
Retrouvailles Avec Des Amis Inconnus, Galerie Anne Barrault Paris, Fr

2017
The Second Space, Marfa’ Projects, Beirut, Lb

2016
The Leaf Once Pilgrim, Curated By Chiara Ianeselli, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam, Nl
The Leaf Once Pilgrim Building A Home With Time, Counter Space, Zurich, Ch Building A Home With Time The Shape Of Distance, Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E. 
The Shape Of Distance

2015
En Dormance, Galerie Anne Barrault Paris, Fr
New Positions, With Akinci Gallery, Nl, Art Cologne, De
Slow Erasure, Van Eyck Open Studios, Van Eyck Maastricht, Nl
Discipline Of Nostalgia, Adhoc Galeria Vigo, Sp

Group Shows

2018
Zeitspuren, The Power Of Now, Group Show Curated By Felicity Lunn And Samuel Leuenberger, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel, Ch.
Or, Co-Curated By Marcel Tavé, Philippe Jockey, Jean-Roch Bouiller And Myriame Morel Deledalle, Mucem, Marseille, Fr
Beirut, Beyrut, Beyrouth, Beyrout, Curated By Marianne Hultman, Yrr Jonasdottir And Birta Gudonjsdottir, Oslo
Kunstforening (Past), Ystad Konstmuseum, Listasafn Islands
Cycles Of Collapsing Progress, Group Show Curated By Studio Cur’art (Karina El Helou) In Partnership With Anissa Touati Corporation, Oscar Niemeyer’s Rachid Karamé International Fair, Tripoli, Lb.
So Long Ago It Feels Like A Memory Of Someone Else, Curated By Andrew Hibbard, Hessel Museum, Ccs Bard, New York, Usa
Sundays, Curated By Valentijn Goethals, 019, Ghent, Be
Festival Des Arts Éphémères, Part Of Printemps De L’art Contemporain, Parc De Maison Blanche, Marseille, Fr
Moonshow, Curated By Saira Ansari, Grey Noise Gallery Dubai Uae
Non Place To Place, Group Show Curated By Martha Reyest, Qiting Mo, Jiayi Yu, Glassbox Paris, Fr
Condo Unit With Grey Noise Gallery (Dubai) At The Breeder, Athens, Gr
Ashkal Alwan 25Th Anniversary Exhibition, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

2017
Sharjah Biennale 13, Tamawuj, Act I, Curated By Christine Tohmé, Sharjah, U.A.E Home Beirut. Sounding The Neighbors, Group Exhibition Curated By Hou Hanrou And Giulia Ferracci, Maxxi, Rome, It
The Materiality Of The Invisible, Group Exhibition At Van Eyck, Marres And Bureau Europa, Maastricht Nl
Le Chemin Du Retour, Fiac Hors-Les-Murs, Jardin Des Tuileries, Paris, With Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, Fr
Ghosting Of Beings And Worlds, Group Exhibition , Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai, Uae
Quiet, Curated By Samuel Leuenberger, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, Ch Kindling, Group Exhibition Curated By Rachel Dedman, Fotopub, Novo Mesto, Sl Epitopou, Ephemeral Works In The Landscape, Andros, Gr
Scamming, Group Exhibtiion Curated By Franziska Sophie Wildfoerster And Flavio Palasciano, Palazzo Lancia, Torino, It
Home Is So Fucking Complicated, Curated By Samuel Leuenberger Part Of Curated By_Vienna, Nathalie Halgand Gallery, Vienna, At
Where The F* Is My Sock, Group Exhibition, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam, Nl
Two To Tango, Upon Invitation By Thomas Geiger, Sperling Gallery, Munich, De Kunsthalle 3000, A Project By Thomas Geiger, Dalieh, Raouché, Beirut, Lb Transformations, Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam, Nl

2016
Home Works Forum 7, Curated By Christine Tohme, Beirut, Lb
Still Life, Curated By Franck Balland, Parc Saint Léger Hors Les Murs, Nevers, Fr Les Fragments De L’amour, Curated By Lea Bismuth, La Traverse Centre D’art Contemporain D’alfortville, Fr
Say It With Flowers!, Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, De Sèvres Outdoors, With Galerie Anne Barrault, Cité De La Céramique, Sèvres, Fr
Do Boomerangs Always Come Back?, Castle Oud-Rekem, Limburg, Be
The Morning I Killed A Fly, Curated By Chiara Ianeselli Galeria Mazzoli, Modena, It
Voice Of The Border, Curated By Fatma Cheffi, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis, Tunisia
Nouveau!, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris, Fr

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Lebanon Country of birth: Lebanon Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: Beirut and Paris